Indy Pro shock: 46-year old snags Freedom 100 pole

Posted by Iannucci | 5/24/2007 | 0 comments »
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Three races (and three wins for Alex Lloyd) into the Indy Pro season and it looked like this year was going to be a series of events commemorating the further greatness of Sam Schmidt Racing. But then Apex Racing showed up at Indy.

Qualifying for tomorrow's Freedom 100 ended with the Apex tandem of Ken Losch and Mike Potekhen securing 1st and 3rd on the starting grid, which is surprising given that the team that is preparing for only it's fourth IPS race. Last year these two were driving in the Star Mazda series, for crying out loud.

Losch is especially surprising, since he is a successful real estate developer in my home state of Arizona. Say what you want about the man being a ride buyer, but note that in 33 races another financially solvent individual named Marty Roth never won an IPS pole.

Meanwhile Hideki Mutoh qualified 4th for his fourth race. He finished no worse than 4th in the previous three. And friend of My Name is IRL Wade Cunningham is next on the grid, also looking to challenge Lloyd's three-race streak.

So exciting, you could cut the froth with a knife.